Marriage counseling can be a very beneficial tool, but only if both partners are willing to give it a fair try. If your spouse is unwilling to go to counseling and you feel hopeless, there are some things you can do. Read on to learn the two steps you should take if your spouse refuses therapy but you're still interested in getting help.
The day you wake up and realize to yourself that "I hate my husband" is not a fun one. Nobody goes into a relationship with the hope that they will end up hating their partner...but sadly it happens and today I'm going to show you how to get out of this circle of hate. By the way, if you are looking for tips on how to talk dirty to build sexual tension and turn him on, then you may find this dirty talking tutorial video to be very useful.
Sex Educators 'The Pleasure Mechanics' answer the questions: when it is safe to consider swinging - and when it is a recipe for marital meltdown?
Marriage therapist Angela Smith wants you to stay happily married. Is it possible? Sure is. Smith explains the activities couples can engage in to build trust for a long-lasting marriage free of nasty divorce threats.
So now the kids are back to school and the sports have begun, the weekends are filled with activities and family time, leaving little time for you and your partner to adult activities, just the both of you. Placing your marriage on the back burner is never a good idea. It’s at that back burner where the pot boils but doesn’t get tended to As divorce mediators have couples come to us to separate. Like Bob and Linda said to each other one night as they found themselves home alone and their teenagers out with their friends for the night, “Who
Recently I had a chance to catch up with some people I had not seen in a really long time. Many of them had achieved what they set out to do when we were teenagers. But there were a few who were still struggling - you know - they were trying to figure things out but could not understand why things had not improved for them. I explained to them that things do not get better - you have to make them better. Nothing changes for you overnight except the passage of time - which has it's own side effects.
Between your kids' sports schedules, your sick mother-in-law and both of your full-time jobs ... it never seems like the right time to divorce. But delaying your decision to split can do more harm than good.
When a marriage or any romantic relationship sours, an affair is a painful yet convenient way to escape. It's easy to blame the affair, blame the person the affair was with or basically blame everything except the real problem: that someone's needs were not being met, so that person found a way to have them met elsewhere.
Six months after my husband died, I decided to venture out into the single’s world. I sauntered into a swanky downtown Chicago restaurant with a divorced female friend. She left me perched on a bar stool to go to the restroom. I stared at the glassware on the shelves behind the bar and a guy suddenly appeared, “So when did you get divorced? I replied, “I didn’t get divorced.” He said, “Well where’s your husband?”
By now we've all heard the statistics a zillion times: Half of all marriages end in divorce. But when you really weigh that, it's a scary thought, right? I mean, you're not standing there at the altar, all, "yeah, if this doesn't work, I'll trade him in for a new model," are you? I wasn't. But it's a frightening reality for many. Divorce happens, and sometimes it happens to us.
Life Isn't always fair. In fact sometimes it is very unfair. But we have to remember bad luck doesn't just happen to us. It is not personal. It is universal. Ernest Hemingway once said: "The world breaks everyone. and afterward,many are strong in the broken places." When we are going through adversity, it is not always possible to believe that everyone suffers loss and heartache. It feels and acts very personal when bad luck and rotten life experiences happen to good people.
"Why didn't someone tell me it was going to be so hard? I thought that after we were married things would settle down and we could just be happy together! How come we just fight—and our fights go around in circles and we never solve anything? I am not even sure I should have gotten married in the first place!"
The best way to have a happy relationship is to keep working on it, so even if you're not in a relationship rut, follow these 12 tips from our staff and you'll keep being happy!
If you're not in a semi-happy marriage yourself, chances are you've seen one or know one intimately because the term describes a large number of marriages today. Semi-happy couples should be happy—on paper. If only they could live their marriages on paper instead of in real life! The semi-happy marriage is not bad enough to leave, but not good enough to fulfill. I conducted a survey for my book, Marriage Confidential, and found that 30 percent agreed that "most marriages I see around me aren't really happy or unhappy." 40 percent agreed, "most marriages that I see aren't really that happy."
Married couples of the world, we've got good news and bad news for ya. Let's start with the positive: Despite some slight fluctuations, the divorce rate has remained pretty stable for the last 50 years, even in light of a down economy. Now, the bad: Although the divorce rate is down, infidelity is up.